Product Focus: Oshadhi Massage Oils
Posted by Nic Whitehead on May 14, 2015
If you are suffering with aches and pains, stress or anxiety, then a massage might just be the answer. And you don't necessarily need a willing masseur either; just giving yourself a hand or foot massage can be surprisingly effective. Oshadhi massage oils are contain pure essential oils in a vegetable oil base, skilfully blended to approach a problem from many angles; a truly holistic experience. These beautiful blends also make a perfect natural skincare product. Pat over the skin after a bath or shower, use as a body oil, or as a natural scent.
Note: Oshadhi massage blends contain 10-13% pure essential oils so you may wish to dilute them with 3 or 4 parts carrier oil to 1 part massage oil.
Stress Free Massage Oil
Lavender, Petitgrain Bigarade, Ravintsara, Bitter Orange, Sandalwood
This blend has a sweet, citrus aroma that is both cheering and relaxing; perfect as an antidote to the stresses and demands of life. If you can persuade someone to give you a relaxing back or shoulder massage then so much the better, but if not then try patting a little across your decolletage either during the day or at night. The warmth of your skin will allow the aromas to diffuse to keep you relaxed and calm. Alternatively massage a little into hands, feet or anywhere else that feels tense.
Oshadhi Stress Free Massage Oil contains a blend of oils carefully chosen to uplift the spirits, soothe troubled nerves and ease tense muscles. Lavender is a well known sedative which aids deep sleep and leaves you feeling more alert on waking. It has also been shown to be a mild local anesthetic which is great for muscles that have become stiff and uncomfortable with stress-related tension. Petitgrain essential oil is produced from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree. It is especially known for its ability to relax smooth muscle which in turn helps to relieve nervous tension. Ravintsara is a powerful neurotonic which helps to revive both mind and body giving you more energy to cope with the inevitable stressors in life. And finally Sandalwood, a wonderfully comforting oil that gives a feeling of security and helps keep your feet on the ground.
Tonic Massage Oil
Siberian Fir, Rosemary Cineol, Juniper Berry, Mint, Cypress
Oshadhi Tonic Massage Oil is perfect for use before sport or exercise to help your body prepare to step up a gear. A blend of stimulating oils to improve performance and keep muscles and joints in good working order.
Siberian Fir is an oil that has great benefit for tight, tired muscles and aching joints, symptoms often experienced by dedicated sportspeople. Fir oils also help to clear the lungs and relax the airways. Rosemary is known as a stimulant for the mind and the cineol type is also particularly effective for the lungs. Its clearing action helps you to breathe deeply for maximum energy. Juniper is warming and helps to calm any inflammation. Its mild analgesic effect is soothing for overworked muscles. Mint has a cooling effect which makes breathing feel effortless. It is stimulating to the circulation, improving performance, sharpening concentration and giving energy. When applied to muscles it has an anti-spasmodic action. Cypress is a good all round tonic, an antidote to the longer term fatigue that can be experienced along with intense training.
Foot Care Massage Oil
Oregano, Cinnamon Leaf, Tea-Tree m.a., Bay St. Thomas
Your feet quite literally carry you as you go about your daily life so it is important to keep them healthy and happy. Our Foot Care blend helps to nourish and protect your feet and keep them smelling lovely. Perfect for active people, athletes. Also helpful for foot infection.
Oshadhi Foot Care oil contains a blend of essential oils that have been shown to fight infection and soothe aching feet. Oregano gives excellent protection against bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungal infection; a good all-rounder to keep the bugs at bay. Cinnamon Leaf and Bay St Thomas are warming and stimulating essential oils, helpful if you feel lethargic or suffer from cold extremities. Tea Tree is an excellent and well-known protective oil, particularly active against bacteria and viruses. A practical blend with an attractive, spicy scent. Perfect for feet that are tired, overworked and in need of some care; stimulating for mind, body and sole!
Back Massage Oil
Copaiba Balsam, Camphor, Ginger, Wintergreen
If you suffer with back pain then you may find that restricted movement can also leave you feeling lethargic, creaky and generally awkward. Our Back Massage Oil is a skilful blend of aromatherapy oils to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and warm both body and spirits.
Copaiba Balsam is known for its pain relieving effects and is said to be one of the most effective anti-inflammatory oils. Camphor is an excellent local anesthetic, with antispasmodic properties which can help to undo muscle knots. The essential oil of Ginger, like the spice, is warming, penetrating and soothing. Ginger soothes muscle cramps and helps to improve circulation. Finally Wintergreen is an oil which brings relief from pain and stiffness due to its high content of methyl salicylate.
Relaxing Massage Oil
Lavender Matherone, Ylang Ylang extra, Eucalyptus globulus, Litsea, Gurjum
Oshadhi Relaxing Massage oil is a luxurious treat for the skin and the senses. With a rich, yet fresh scent this blend will help you to relax whilst brightening your outlook.
Lavender essential oil is of course the most well known remedy for tension, and no blend for relaxation would be complete without it. It is gently sedating and has been shown to have antidepressant and anti-spasmodic effects. Ylang Ylang brings a calming, soothing influence which helps with evening relaxation and sleep. It also has a rich, fruity aroma that is pure luxury. Eucalyptus globulus increases blood flow and warms sore muscles and it speeds up the penetration of the essential oils into your skin. Litsea (also known as May Chang) has a soft citrus fragrance which is bright and uplifting whilst also helping to soothe ruffled emotions. Perfect for the kind of stress that leads to anger and irritability.